Evidence Shows That, Yes, Masks Prevent COVID-19 – and Surgical Masks Are the Way to Go

Study provides strong real-world evidence that surgical masks reduce Covid-19, particularly for older adults who face higher rates of death and disability if they get infected

Your Health

Study Shows an Abortion Ban May Lead to a 21% Increase in Pregnancy-Related Deaths

People who want abortions but are unable to get them can suffer a slew of negative consequences for their health and well-being

Access & Affordability

You May Soon Be Able to Buy Hearing Aids Over the Counter at Your Local Pharmacy

Implementation of a new law will get hearing aids into ears more quickly and cheaply

Your Health

Policy Statements

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Your Care

Are COVID-19 Boosters Ethical, With Half the World Waiting for a First Shot? A Bioethicist Weighs In

Of the 5.76 billion doses of vaccine that have been administered globally, only 1.9% went to people in low-income countries

Your Health

Who’s Covered by a Vaccine Mandate? Here’s a Quick Guide to America’s Patchwork of COVID-19 Shot Requirements

In recent months, many states, companies and schools have issued vaccine mandates in order to inoculate reluctant or resistant Americans

Prevention & Screenings

Abortion Opponents Are Chipping Away at Reproductive Rights — One State at a Time

From administrative impediments to all-out bans, here's how several states are undercutting Roe v. Wade in 2021

Your Care

Black and Hispanic Americans Suffer Most in Biggest US Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII

In addition to killing 600,000 Americans, Covid-19 is undermining the health of people who were never infected with the virus, but whose lives were devastated by the loss of jobs, homes and opportunities for the future

Your Care

Conversion Therapy Is Discredited and Increases Risk of Suicide – yet Fewer Than Half of US States Have Bans in Place

Conversion therapy, or the practice of attempting to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, is based on an outdated and incorrect notion that such identities are a choice that can be changed

Self-Care & Mental Health

Some Hospitals Kept Suing Patients Over Medical Debt Through the Pandemic

A new study says some of the nation's largest hospital systems kept filing lawsuits, liens and garnishments — and most were nonprofit

Access & Affordability

Violent Colorado Arrest Puts Spotlight on How Police Treat Disabled People

Police often lack the skills to interact with people with mental and physical disabilities

Policy

Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis Brings More Attention to Solving Long-Ignored Racial Gaps in Health

Where someone lives is the greatest predictor of health and life expectancy. A person's ZIP code is also a good predictor of their race and ethnicity.

Access & Affordability

What You Need to Know About Obesity

If you or a loved one has obesity, here are some facts to help you understand this common disease

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Environmental and Societal Factors, Not Just Diet and Exercise, Contribute to Obesity

Healthcare providers need to look at more than what's on the plate to understand obesity

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